The Future is Gen Z: Forecasting Changes in Office Design and Real Estate Strategies Tuesday, 22 October 2019 from 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

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Experience. Convenience. Customization. These ideas underscore how today's youngest workers, members of Generation Z, are redefining contemporary workplaces. Understanding their needs and expectations for work and workplaces is not only essential to organizational competitiveness and innovation capacity but, as history has shown, own necessary evolution. Gain valuable insight into what Gen Z's have articulated as qualities of ideal workspaces. Discuss how to translate Gen Z data into workplace principles and real estate strategies. Work together to identify differences in how Gen Z thinks about workplaces compared to older generations and how these differences may affect future building and workplace design.

Key Takeaways:

  • Through understanding sociological information and research data, deepen your understanding of what Generation Z values in workplace experiences, culture, and settings.

  • Learn what elements of corporate real estate and workplace design can help support these needs.

  • Gain insight into how focusing on Gen Z can translate into an understanding of how we will work in a future where change is accelerating and workplace trends affecting current real estate and design decisions.


Portrait photo of Cristina Banks, PhD Cristina Banks, PhD
Director, Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces, University of California Berkeley
Portrait photo of Melissa Jancourt Melissa Jancourt
Associate Vice President, TAC design


Corporate Real Estate, Talent, Workplace Strategy

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